The Unc was recently back in KL for a short break and one of the restaurants on his "to-try" list was DISH. Having read so many good things about it from my blog posts, he wanted to see for himself what the fuss was all about. After eating here last week, he finally understood why DISH was one of my favorite lunch spots. :) Oh and he concurred that the food here was FAB!
Freshly baked bread
Chef Steve Allen prepared a special tasting menu for us, comprising of his current set lunch menu as well as certain items from the a la carte menu. We started off with tiny bites of avocado tempura with crab mayonnaise and apple dressing. This could be ordered from the a la carte menu, priced at RM38 for normal portion. This worked really well, the creamy avocado encased in a light and crisp tempura batter.
For starters, we enjoyed the Curried French Onion Soup, a soup packed full of flavour. Love the gruyere toast on top. This was followed swiftly with the Seared Tuna Nicoise, a very beautiful plate of salad with nicely seared tuna and also one of my favorite things from DISH, the crisp (yet runny) quail's egg. What a work of (food) art!
For mains, we started off with the kumquat glazed fillet of salmon with tiger prawns, bok choi and broccoli. I am not usually a fan of salmon but this was really good... cooked just right so the texture of the oily salmon fish was melt-in-the-mouth with a very crispy skin. The kumquat glaze was certainly interesting, making this a very appetizing dish. Then, we had the pumpkin risotto, a dish which looks deceptively simple but utterly delicious. It was served with toasted almonds and brown butter.
We also shared a gorgeous piece of grilled striploin served with mushroom duxelle as well as braised Wagyu beef cheek served with horseradish mashed potatoes and mushroom. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare, just the way we like it. I love the mushrooms too. Very very satisfying.
To round up our lovely meal, we enjoyed a trio of desserts - the chocolate salted caramel tart with macadamia, hazelnut parfait with caramelised banana and mint crème brulee with hazelnut shortbread and strawberry granite. My favorite was the rich chocolatey parfait, which I would happily eat all on my own :) Hubby liked the mint creme brulee, especially its hazelnut shortbread base.
Chocolate salted caramel tart with macadamia
Hazelnut parfait with caramelised banana
Mint crème brulee with hazelnut shortbread and strawberry granite
Petit fours - chocolate truffles and profiteroles
Opening times: Lunch 12.00 - 2.30pm, Dinner 6.00 - 11.00pm.
Parking: RM6 flat rate.
Price: RM65++ for 2-courses, RM75++ for 3-courses. Set lunch changes every 2 weeks.
Location: Dish, Dua Residency, Lot 1.1, Ground Floor, Dua Annexe, No. 211 Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2164 1286
GPS Coordinates: 3.156971, 101.720803